Fri 8:00AM ET, Fri 8:00PM ET
July 19On July 19, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1941 that Winston Churchill rallied millions with the “V for Victory” campaign during World War II. We also take a look back on when Democrat Geraldine Ferraro became the first female vice presidential candidate representing a major party in 1984. And on the day of his birth, we profile actor and comedian Don Knotts.
Sat 8:00AM ET
Go - The Great RaceThrough the Decades takes the full hour to look at the 11 year race to the Moon. This special original hour includes interviews with Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Jim Lovell and chronicles America’s efforts, sacrifices and triumphs that came with the first and last steps on the Moon.
Sat 9:00AM ET
Amazing AnimalsThrough the Decades takes the hour to tell the stories of amazing animals in the spotlight, including television's loyal Lassie, the wayward whale Humphrey, and the legendary Loch Ness monster.
Mon 8:00AM ET, Mon 8:00PM ET
July 22On July 22, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1994 that O.J. Simpson entered his plea of “one hundred percent not guilty” in the murder trial that captivated the nation. We also take a look back on when Wiley Post completed his eight-day flight around the world in 1933. And on the day of his birth, we profile “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek.
Tue 8:00AM ET, Tue 8:00PM ET
July 23On July 23, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1967 that riots broke out in Detroit as race and class tensions boiled over. We also take a look back on when the U.S. women’s gymnastics team won gold for the first time in 1996. And on the day of his birth, we profile actor Woody Harrelson.
Wed 8:00AM ET, Wed 8:00PM ET
July 24On July 24, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1979 that charming serial killer Ted Bundy was finally convicted of murder. We also take a look back on when “Rocky III” theme song “Eye of the Tiger” topped the charts in 1982. And on the day of her birth, we profile singer, dancer and actress Jennifer Lopez.
Thu 8:00AM ET, Thu 8:00PM ET
July 25On July 25, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1978 that the world’s first “test tube baby” was born. We also take a look back on when Bob Dylan played his folk songs on electric instruments in 1965, shocking his audience. And on the day of her birth, we profile “Golden Girls” actress Estelle Getty.
Fri 8:00AM ET, Fri 8:00PM ET
July 26On July 26, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1775 that the U.S. Postal Service was established. We also take a look back on when the inhumane “Tuskegee Experiments” were revealed in 1972, disturbing the nation. And on the day of her birth, we profile Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock.
Through the Decades: Through the Decades July 17
On July 17, Bill Kurtis of Through the Decades turns the lens of time back to the evening of 1981, when a walkway in the Kansas City Hyatt Regency hotel devastatingly collapsed claiming the lives of 114 people. Ellee Pai Hong recalls when the B-2 stealth bomber took flight for the first time in 1989, and Kerry Sayers revisits President Jimmy Carter's famous Crisis of Confidence speech from ... moreWatch now
Bill Kurtis is an author, producer, and award-winning journalist. Bill got his start in television working for WIBW in Topeka, KS. His work with CBS News ranged from covering the fall of Saigon to anchoring "The CBS Morning News." His documentary work includes the Peabody Award-winning PBS series The New Explorers, as well Investigative Reports and Cold Case Files for A&E Network and American Greed on CNBC.
Using his journalistic skills and his background as a law school graduate, Bill authored The Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice, which explores issues surrounding capital punishment in America. He also provided the satirical narration for the feature film comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. He also is the judge and scorekeeper for NPR’s weekly game show Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.
Kerry Sayers has spent more than twenty years in the media industry, working in radio and television. For much of that time, Sayers has been at the epicenter of Chicago sports. She has hosted shows for Comcast and covered football for Fox. Sayers began her career at WILX in Lansing, MI and has since worked across the country from Buffalo to the Pacific Northwest.
Kerry graduated from the University of Michigan and lives in Chicago with her husband, their daughter and just welcomed their second child, a son, in September.
Ellee Pai Hong
Ellee Pai Hong is a veteran journalist, having spent a career covering news and teaching journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Ellee started her career in broadcast news as a general assignment reporter at the CBS affiliate in Rockford, IL. She made the jump to Decatur, IL then Hartford, CT before landing as anchor for NBC in Chicago.
Ellee moved to the United States from Korea as a child and holds a bachelor’s degree from Ewha Womans University in Seoul and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She lives in Chicago with her husband John and their two children.